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Feb 7, 2013 8:00am PST
happened in riverside at about 1:30 this morning. police told us that two officers on routine patrol, riverside police officers, were ambushed by the suspect dorner. now, separate from that, earlier this evening, in corona, california or earlier last evening, i should say, an lapd officer on patrol, apparently leaving the freeway. this is according to the lapd, was shot, grazed in the head. if you look at the manifesto from dorner, we can call this a hit list of lapd officers, who he was upset with. basically, it's believed that he is now trying to exact a measure of revenge against all of the people who somehow angered him. and in reading the manifesto, he alluded to being fired. he said terminating me for telling the truth about a caucasian officer kicking a mentally ill person is disgusting. a mentally ill man. a lot of other clues in the manifesto. he was talking about some of his military background, and he said that, you are aware i was always the top shot and the highest scorer and expert in rifle qualifications in every unit. and he goes on to say, i will utilize every bit of
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am PST
of this kind of imminent threat, it requires me being off u.s. soil. >> right. there's a big distinction here, that's important to talk about. this memo only applies in situations where an american citizen is in a combat area. not even -- they can't do it in the streets of london. the memo talks about in a place that is essentially a war zone. >> but we don't have a declared war against these places. >> we do have authorization of use of military force against al qaeda. that's -- >> the zones. >> those are the areas. you know, yemen, afghanistan, formerly iraq, that's where we use those powers. but you talk about your phone calls, you have a -- they need a warrant to listen to your phone calls in the united states. but if you call yemen, they don't need a warrant. >> they can listen. what about mali, is that considered to be a place where, if you're planning an attack against me and you're safe, from i don't know, poughkeepsie, they can take you out there? >> the memo doesn't deal with na directly but you can bet the answer is yes. mali -- anywhere where we think al qaeda mig
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >>> and it is something, nof course a lot of us worry about when we travel. are we going to be safe. for us women it's a concern. the allegations of a gang of armed men raped six spanish women visiting the resort city of acalpulco. elizabeth is in l.a. what do we know about what happened, first of all? then we'll get the reaction from the mayor. >> hi, suzanne. a horrifying attack, as you described it, what we know at this point, according to local media reports, six spanish women raped inside a condo staying near the beach resort and seven men tied up with cell phone cables. now, as you mentioned, the mayor just reacted, saying that this is definitely horrifying, condemned the attack, but said it's something that could happen anywhere in the world. we also know that the spanish ambassador is in contact with the victims. at this hour they're not specifying exactly where they are but they have told us they have received medical attention and taking care of them, as we speak. but certainly horrifying details, these tourists reportedly staying at a condo, no motive why the attack. of course the hunt, t
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Feb 27, 2013 10:00am PST
a male and some students are likely to become uncomfortable with his continued use of the bathroom. >> it's not a safe environment for her. >> reporter: coy is now home-schooled. a lot of the parents in the neighborhood didn't want to talk but one mom says she admires the parent for sticking up for her child but ultimately agrees with the school. >> from a parental standpoint, i think that the school district did the right thing. >> so coy's parents are going to appear on cnn's "starting point" to explain what is happening with their child and the school district. >>> happening right now, scientists are laying out a plan to send a man and woman from toert mars. not sigh general fiction. there is a group of space travelers who say it's absolutely doable and they are pitching their vision right now at a news conference in washington. it is not nasa. these are private investors with big money and big dreams. they want to send two people in a rocket that is already made on a round trip journey to mars that would take more than 500 days. pretty cool stuff. ambitious as well. i want to bring in
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Feb 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
everywhere. that is what john sibley has seen in hattiesburg. he jones us on the telephone. i'm here with our meteorologist chad myers. tell us what you saw. >> reporter: i picked up the tornado out of marion county, mississippi. there was initial report that came out of their emergency management agency that a tornado had indeed touched down and struck several homes, injuring several people. from there, i was able to pick it up about 10 miles to the west of hattiesburg. the storm was larger on the western side of the interstate than the eastern side. we've been able to go through and look at our video. now, the folks in west hattiesburg, i didn't hear sirens over there, but as we moved toward the college campus. the sirens were loud and proud. also want to give a shout out to the local fire department. as the tornado was paralleling highway # 8 and moving into the city. they were out there blocking traffic to keep folks from driving into the tornado as well as police out on the interstate. they had the interstate blocked for a time. >> chad myers, just amazing video we're watching here. what
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Feb 11, 2013 1:00am PST
everywhere. that's what this storm chaser has seen in hattiesburg. he's joning us on the telephone. john, i am here as well with our meteorologist chad myers. tell us what you saw. >> good evening, breanna. i originally picked up the tornado as it met out of marion county, mississippi. there was an initial report that came out of their emergency management that the tornado had struck several homes and people. from there i was able to pick it up about ten miles to the west of hattiesburg and tracked it into town. the tornado itself on the west side of the interstate was indeed larger than the eastern side of the interstate. we've been able to go back and look at our video in the last couple of hours since the tornado moved through at about 5:10 p.m. central time. i didn't hear sirens over there but as we moved into the downtown area towards the college campus, those sirens were loud and proud. i also want to give a shout out to the local fire department. as the tornado was paralleling highway 98 and moving into the city, they were out there blocking traffic to keep folks from driving into th
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00am PST
.m. on the east coast, 11:00 a.m. out west. thanks for joining us. i'm miguel marquez in for fredricka whitfield. new information about a horrifying hostage situation in al bam pla now in its fifth day. police are in constant communication with a man holding a 5-year-old in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. george howell is there. police came out with new details what items the suspect jimmy lee dikes is giving the child. what are they? >> we just heard from the sheriff here, wally olson. he said a few interesting things. we learned that mr. dykes has electric heater and blankets. certainly it's cold in the bunker, about a constant 50 degrees in that bunker underground. they're still able to get the young boy medications he needs. he suffers from asperger's syndrome and dhd. also able to get him the crayons and coloring book. also toys. and there was another interesting thing that i noticed in this particular press conference. when the sheriff said that he wanted to thank mr. dykes, listen to this. >> he's told us that he has a lk heater and blankets inside that he's taking care of
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
the boy was saved from storming the bunker to reports of secret cameras, even the u.s. military was involved. >>> all right, we've lost lights. >> all right, we're going to a manual override. >> reporter: new reports the last-minute electrical upgrades caused that power outage during the super bowl. today we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the b
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00am PST
console to use in his own studio, ultimately he says the moving and the album are a celebration of musical and perfection. >> you don't have to sing exactly on key. it's the emotion of being a passionate player. and it's those imperfections that give you personality as an artist. ultimately having an appreciation for what it sounds like to be a human being, that's what sound city represents. >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> thanks for watching, everyone. news room international with michael holmes starts now. >>> ashleigh ban field thanks. welcome everybody to newsroom international i'm michael holmes. and we are as always taking you around the world in 60 minutes. here's what's going on out there in california a manhunt intensifying for an ex-cop whose allegedly gone on a rampage shooting three los angeles police officers early this morning, one of them is dead. authorities warn christopher dorner is armed and dangerous. there he is on the screen. he's also accused in a double killing in irvine over the weekend. this all follows a chilling online manifesto in which dorner
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Feb 8, 2013 8:00am PST
it's like a sauna in here. helping you save, even if it's not with us -- now, that's progressive! call or click today. no mas pantalones! >>> hey, everybody. i'm suzanne malveaux. we're looking at a monster storm potential of a lot of stress and a lot of action that's going to happen over the next 24 hours here. i want you to take a look at what we're watching here. this is boston. two to three inches of snow expected. perhaps up to three feet that is predicted in in boston for the weekend. this is being compared to the great blizzard of 1978, if you can believe that. that is when the city is literally shutting down after a monster storm. what are we watching here. shoppers, gas station lines. folks who will be hitting the stores, hitting their neighborhoods trying to hunker down if they can for the weekend. right now it's a bad time to get around. more than 3,000 flights have already been canceled. that is for friday and saturday going into the weekend. we are watching boston as well. there are a lot of requirements, of course, to make sure that people are safe. as well as hospi
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Feb 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
>>> it is 5:00 p.m. on the east coast. thank you very much for joining us. here are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." a $1 million reward for any information on this man, christopher dorner. he's that ex-cop on the run. los angeles mayor spoke a short time ago saying enough is enough. >> we will not tolerate a killer targeting our officers and their families, targeting innocent people in this city and in this region. >> we'll have more on that search for dorner coming up. >>> joe paterno's family fighting back after releasing a report absolving the case of any wrong doing. it says that penn state's prior report was factually wrong. the family says paterno never attempted to hide any information about jerry sandusky's activitieactivities. >> it's so hard to accept. but when i read the first charge, i actually got physically ill. i couldn't read anymore for a couple of days. >> the university responded to the family in a written statement saying, it is understandable and appreciated that people will draw their own conclusions and opinions from the facts
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Feb 10, 2013 10:00pm PST
sibley has seen. he's joining us now on the telephone. i'm here as well as our meteorologist chad meyers. tell me us what you saw. >> i origin ally picked up the tornado as it moved out of marion county, mississippi. the tornado struck down hitting several homes and injuring several people. i tracked it into down. the tornado itself on the west side was larger than the eastern side. we've been able to go back and look at our video in the last couple of hours as the tornado moved through about 5, 10:00 p.m. central time. i didn't hear any sirens in west hattiesburg, they were loud and proud. also want to give a shout out to the local fire department. as the tornado was paralleling highway 98 and moving into the city, they were out there watching traffic to keep folks from driving into the tornado as well as police out on the int interstate. they had the interstate blocked. >> just amazing video. what type of damage have you seen in. >> the damage is telephone poles and power lines snapped off at the ground as well as windows blown in one side of the building and blown out the damage. ther
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
, he alleged 3 threatened to use his navy training to harm police officers involved in the case and their families. quoting here, i will bring unconventional and a symmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform weather on or off duty. now an irvine couple is shot to death in the parking deck of their upscale complex. the victims are monica quan and her fiance. her father, randy was a retired cop who worked with dorner. inside night, police name christopher jordan dorner the chief suspect in the sunday night murders. police warees erous. dorner is say reservist known to be a skilled marksman. thursday around 1:30 in the morning, ktla reports doerner is spotted in corona. two police officers are in purr cute when dorner gets out of the truck and starts firing. one was grazed and the other not hurt. dorner flees. then a short time later, another shooting involving cops. this time in riverside. police say two officers on routine patrol are shot after being ambushed at an intersection. one officer is dead and another critically wounded. authorities are linking both shootings to dorner.
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Feb 15, 2013 9:00am PST
of a grateful nation, thanks to all of you for showing us what it means to be a citizen of this country that we love. hopefully we will all draw inspiration from this and remember why it is that we're lucky to be living in the great he is nation on earth. thank you all for coming and he jo enjoy the reception. >> there you see the president in the east roochlt white houm house giving out the president sal citizens medal including those to the teachers at newtown lost in that shooting. is this one of the highest honors that the president can give. >>> welcome to newsroom international. we're taking you around the world in the next 60 minutes. here is what's going on right now. sonic booms rocking russia after a meteor streaks through the sky. the shockwaves shattering windows will. russia's state news agency saying more than 1,000 were injured. this happened on the same day that a huge asteroid is flying extremely close to the earth. bill nye the science guy will explain what's going on in just a couple of minutes. >>> pretoria, south affair characterization oscar pistorius formally charged with
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Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
to protect the u.s. from devastating cyber attacks, and china considered one of the biggest offenders. the cyber security company, of course, has been saying it's identified a hacking group in shanghai with ties to china's military and says it watched those hackers systematically steal information from more than 140 companies. china denying any involvement. >>> and police still have no clue who managed to pull off a daring heist at the brussels airport. thieves managed to steal $50 million worth of diamonds from a plane on the tarmac. on monday night, two cars burst through the perimeter fence, the airport, sped towards the plane. authorities say the men were wearing police uniforms and were heavily armed. they were in and out of the airport within minutes. it is cnn's top international news story today. >>> of course, we are talking about the olympic star pistorius. everybody is following this. everybody is talking about this. it is really quite amazing. another night we're going to spend in jail. we don't know the outcome, whether he's going to be released on bail. this is playing o
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00am EST
a little bit, it's just us out here. let's talk habit this blizzard is expected to storm. the first storm in that's yesterday bringing heavy thunderstorms moved up to the midatlantic. then we have the cool dry air out of the arctic and canada. that's a second storm around the ohio valley. when these two storms merge together, that brings us the coastal bomb that we like to call it. this nor'easter bringing snowfall rates of two to three inches per hour. 70 miles per hour are possible. and visibility could drop to zero. all day i'm going to continue to do this. i'm going to show you here is the customs tower behind me. we like to tauz about visibility below a quarter mile. we can still see it. so this is the thing i feel like i'm cold and wet out here. but i am still on the upslope of the roller coaster waiting for the scary part through the overnight hours tonight. we'll continue to update you throughout the evening hours. >> thank you. i know what it's like to be out there. i covered a lot of weather out there. i want to bring in ashleigh banfield in new york to take us through a lot of
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Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
, we're so glad you could join us here. i'm deborah feyerick. here are the top stories. bye-bye blizzard, the huge blizzard that conquered parts of the northeast is headed out so sea leaving a very white calling card. people across the region are digging out today, but while some are cleaning up, the storm is still causing whiteout conditions on the massachusetts coast. in fact, we'll check in with ali velshi in the middle of all it in a minute. connecticut was hit hardest with some cities getting more than three feet of snow. 650,000 customers across the region lost power. and they're right in the storm zone. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility hou
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the u.s. and around the world. >>> it's called the biggest night in music industry. we're talking about tonight and talking about the grammys in los angeles. nichelle turner says she's seeing tighter security because of that manhunt. >>> while the mayor of los angeles is making sure the grammys are safe and secure, he's also vowing to find a dangerous ex-cop. that's christopher dorner. a $1 million reward now on the table. let's go straight out to casey wian in los angeles. a record reward now being offered here, right? >> reporter: that's right. and lapd chief charlie beck said, martin, it was remarkably easy to raise the money for that million-dollar reward. the mayor of los angeles saying the money came from corporations, charitable organizations, law enforcement groups, the city, lots of people banding together, showing just how important this effort is to the city of los angeles. here's what the police chief and the mayor had to say at that news conference. >> this is an act, and make no mistake about it, of domestic terrorism. this is a man who has targeted those that we entrust t
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Feb 27, 2013 8:00am PST
picture as we speak, a dedication ceremony is getting under way in the u.s. capitol. it's for a statue honoring the won who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in alabama circa 1955. the nation's first african-american president is due to speak in about 40 minutes and you're going to hear from him live right here on cnn and you can follow the ceremony start to finish on cnn.com. all the dignitaries filing into the capitaocapitol. by the werek it will be a houseful with congressional leaders who will join the president. this is a big deal too. while there are many statues in the capitol there are almost none that are a congressional effort so to speak. many private funds feature statues. this is something congress has done for one of the most important women in american history. >>> but we're going to start with multitudes staying good-bye to a pope. he gives up and resigns the leadership of the roman catholic church. this last hurrah of the benedict, it comes -- benedict xvi comes a day before he terns exclusion as, quote, pontiff emeritus and his cardinals will be scrambling to
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Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST
with normal video and this is me being shot with the eight millimeter application. the death tore showed us frame by frame where he used the app. one example, this aerial sequence. >> this is actually out of a flight window. it looks like real film. you can't tell the difference. >> reporter: he told us he also used the app to shoot video off a computer screen. his purpose was to get that '70s feel, the time when rodriguez, his subject, was actively making music. >> i filmed this with regular film, and i shot the computer screen, like that, so i got the super eight feeling. >> reporter: tracking down the creator of the app proved a challenge. we eventually located him in northeastern china where he was visiting. by skype he shared his reaction to finding out his app was used in an oscar nominated film. >> it's crazy. we are pretty thrilled. >> reporter: hearing about his app's connection to the film inspired him to watch "searching for sugar man." >> what did you think? >> it's quite a touching film. >> reporter: hong is a fan of the movie by beng lou is a fan of the app. nischelle turner,
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
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Feb 22, 2013 9:00am PST
during the proceedings, no video. your pictures are it. can you show us some of the pictures? and here we have -- talk us through it. >> this is the attorney, i think was the day that he did really well with oscar. >> and this is oscar pistorius? >> this is oscar pistorius. this is the judge and now for the state. just full of media, trying to create emotion and an idea of what's actually happening in court. just chaos inside there. >> the strongest image you've got here showing the emotion on oscar pistorius, which picture would you have? >> this is the family i did today. this is his coach at the back. this is his father and the sister and brother. so that was important with this judgment to get them into a shot and trying to get emotion. but there was no -- >> a took a lot of time. we heard from the coach saying he's very concerned about his mental well,. wanted him to get back into training. there were moments when he was breaking down in tears in the courtroom. were you able to capture those? >> yes, and in the previous ones that we're not showing right now, i tried capturing it, but
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
states government. cnn has just learned the department of justice is suing armstrong. ed, bring us up to date on all this, this dates back to when lance was riding alongside floyd landis with the u.s. postal service team, and then he comes out with this confession, et cetera, and now this pursuit by the justice department. >> reporter: several years ago that former teammate, floyd landis, in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against lang armstrong and his sports teams and various associates, that was filed a couple of years ago. now lance armstrong's lawyers tell us they have been notified by the department of justice and told that the justice department is joining in on that lawsuit. this is interesting because about a year ago the justice department failed or decided not to pursue any criminal charges against lance armstrong, had given that up before the u.s. anti-doping agency put out its report which led to lance armstrong confessing in that televised interview back in january that, indeed, he had used performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career and winning those seven t
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Feb 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
and entered the tarmac and used the same hole when they made their es cabe. >> they didn't use guns and no one was hurt. diamonds were headed to switzerland at the time. >>> nestle is recalling products in europe over concerns that they might contain horse meat. the company says traces of horse meat dna in two chilled pasta meals. nestle is suspending deliveries of all products that include beef from a german supplier. unauthorized horse meat has been found in several foods labeled as beef in six countries in europe. >>> fears today a california man accused of rape may have found other victims through a christian dating website. 37-year-old shawn banks is charged with sexually assaulting a woman he met on christianmingle.com. on the website he went by the name raridy. >> at her residence he began to become more and more aggressive and ultimately led to a charge of raping her. >> investigators say banks went by multiple names, in fact, on the website including ryland, ryland butterwood or ryland harbaugh. >>> let's check out the floor of the new york stock exchange. the dow dances around a five
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Feb 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
confirming now through your contacts as well that she has died. what can you tell us about what happened to her? >> well, i don't know if people may or may not be aware, but she had been doing well and things were looking up for her. she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. she was struggling after that. actually was admitted herself to a psychiatric facility, and there's a cautionary tale here about the stigma of mental illness and the way in which the public attacks celebrities of which take care of themselves, and she was so fearful of the stigma and the way people were responding to her being hospitalized that she checked herself out prematurely and we have what we have. >> as i sit here looking at the picture, i am remembering a story from a while back that involved a child in custody with her? >> yes, a long struggle to regain custody of her child whom she finally just recently had custody again, and again, establishing a stable home with her boyfriend and things went off on a bad direction after he killed himself. again, i have no direct know
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Feb 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
for sending a suicide bomber to the u.s. embassy yesterday. the bomb killed a turkish security guard. alabama's dade county sheriff tells his team has been in constant communication with the man holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker, the man identified as jim dykes allowed police to send down coloring books, crayons and medication to the boy. he killed the bus driver before taking the boy hostage. a murderer is back behind bars after walking out of the jail in chicago. he was on the run for three days before he was captured. he was serving a 60-year murder sentence in an in prison when he was transferred to chicago to face a drug charge. the charge was dropped and he was supposed to return to indiana to serve out the rest of the sentence. but instead, he was let go. a follower of charles manson, may be released from prison. his name is bruce davis, he was sent to prison for his role in the manson family killing. parole was recommended for davis, but now it's up to jerry brown to give final approval. brown has 30 days to decide. >>> the usual roar of subway trains in new yo
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00am PST
pages, this reveals when the united states can use lethal force against an american linked to al qaeda. talked to critics, they say the scariest aspect of the 16-page memo is its lack of detail. for some time, a number of lawmakers have been calling for the release of material detailing what guidance the president uses to call for a drone strike. the most high profile incident is the death of anwar al awlaki and al qaeda leader and american killed in a drone strike in yemen, in 2010. his father is suing multiple u.s. officials for the death of his son, and his grandson, abdul rahman, killed in a separate drone attack. >> i don't necessarily agree with what some of the things he said. but does that men they should kill him outside the law. >> as painful as it was to see your son killed, did you in the back of your mind expect that to happen? >> in anwar it was expected because he was under target killing. but how they go and kill abdul rahman, small boy, u.s. citizen from denver, colorado. >> no doubt, this leaked paper from the department of justice will come into play during the thurs
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Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
. the storm surge threatening the northeast could hit historic levels. >>> and -- >> he's told us what he intends to do and so far he's done it. >> -- the urgent manhunt for an ex-cop trained for war. and investigators say christopher dorner won't stop until he gets more blood. >>> here we go. i'm brooke baldwin. let's talk about this blizzard. it is about to bear its teeth. want to plunge right in. chad myers with me in the weather center. give me the bottom line. >> it looks like we have arms or the outer bands of a hurricane approaching new york city. not a hurricane, but we will have hurricane winds with this coming up, brooke. >> i'm coming back to you. we'll talk about the dense northeast, tens of millions of people, many of whom lived through sandy. first, the good news. skiers who planned trips right before the valentine's day weekend here, those folks, you called it right. as we look at these pictures from maine, do keep in mind those winds are going to whip. and before this thing is over, you will have zero visibility, snow blowing sideways, deep, deep drifts, that sort of thing
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
of tonight's speech especially with the u.s. supreme court revisiting section five of the voting rights act february 27th. this is a huge issue affecting americans. >> congressman what do you think? >> state of the union is almost like the old story emperor's clothes. you say how wonderful everything is. >> state of the union is strong. >> the american people realize they need jobs and the most important thing they want this country to come back together again. i hope the president is listening to this show. >> can you see up jobs, tee up one side? >> no. >> they want to hear we're turning back this heavy tax and heavy regulation but the most important the president could come out tonight and say we want to bring this country back together. >> there are districts where that is not what they want to hear. that's the fundamental problem. we went through president bush of deregulation and cutting taxes and that did not create jobs. we have a larger structural problem it's not clear either party really knows how to address and that is above all what americans want some answer on that. >> what a
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Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST
dee joins to us talk about his new project "beyond trayvon." you're live in the "cnn newsroom." and good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning with what's being called the deadliest hot air balloon accident in the world in at least 20 years. 14 tourists killed today when a balloon exploded in the southern egyptian city of luxor. it's the site of some of egypt's most famous ruins. these were shot just before the explosion. rez reza sayah joins us this morning. >> reporter: this hot air balloon dropped 1,000 feet, the empire state building is a little more than 1,200 feet so this was a lengthy drop, officials say at least 19 people were killed, this incident happening in the city of luxor in southern egypt, the site of some of the most famous ancient ruins. officials saying 21 people were on board, almost all of them with the exception of the pilot were tourists, among them hong kong nationals, japanese nationals, british, the french. the operator of this hot air balloon was sky cruise. obviously there's going to be a lot of ques
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST
to be with us. >> so the replacement of the pope's pacemaker had nothing to do with his resignation? kind of hard to believe. >> reporter: nothing may be overselling it. there was no indication the pope was having eminent heart problems but obviously he himself had suggested that his age and diminishing strength and concerns about his long-term health were in the mix year, and his heart problems undoubtedly part of that. friends who worked with then cardinal joseph ratzinger in the vatican knew that but prior to that no one knew. popes don't face the same pressure to reveal medical records ads presidents or presidential candidates and i would suggest that today's revelation may well add some pressure that some cardinals are already feeling to be more concerned about potential health problems of men that may be considering to succeed benedict xvi. >> john allen reporting live from the vatican. >>> today in chicago two gang members are due in court charged with the murder that has become a keystone in the national debate over gun violence. they're accused of shooting 15-year-old honor stude
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Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
lived in these states used the most sad words in their tweets like mad, hate, no, and jail. by the way, the study's author says the list might be a bit skewed. people living in these states use the most swear words which counted towards their sad count. i don't believe the study. today is the same day that, of course, your tweets, got even shorter. instead of using 140 characters, you will have to figure out how to say what you need to say in just 117 if you have a link to your tweet. you know how twitter automatically shortens the link, twitter has changed the way it does that. it now takes up more space. let me take a look at what is trending around the world in new york. a russian billionaire turning some heads with this giant luxury yacht. you have to checks this thing out. the biggest private yacht on earth. the length of two foot fields. if you want to see it, it's docked on new york's west side. and it costs more than new york city penthouse. it's $1.5 billion. here is why it's so expensive. it has got, yep, 30 large cabins, nine decks, two helipads to land the private helicopte
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00am EST
vacation experience. >>> also, mega merger, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what it means for ticket prices. >>> and top dog. >> the affenpinscher. banana joe. >> the little black pooch packing up his best in show ribbon and a bag of chew toys and heading to wall street. >> joey, banana joe. >> banana joe ringing the opening bell live this hour. "newsro "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we start with a shocking valentine's day tragedy, the world renowned olympian oscar pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp only 29 years old found dead at pistorius' home. joining us now is robyn curnow, in south africa. what is the latest, robyn? >> hi there. this much we know. oscar pistorious will be formally charged with murder on friday morning, tomorrow, south african time. he's going to spend the night in jail here after quite a tranlgic set of events today. what do we know, is that his girlfriend was shot dead, initial ll lly reports suggeste had
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
overrun. looking back, one of them said i'm surprised any of us made it out. but they are here today. and i would ask these soldiers, this band of brothers, to stand and accept the gratitude of our entire nation. >> there were many lessons from cop keating. one of them, our troops should never, ever be put in a position where they have to defend the indefensible. but that's what these soldiers did for each other, in sacrifice driven by pure love. and because they did, a grieving family was able to welcome their soldier home one last time and more soldiers are alive today to carry on, to keep alive the memory of their fallen brothers, to help make sure that this country that we love so much remains strong and free. what was it that turned the tide that day? how was it that so few americans prevailed against so many is we prepared for the reading of the citation, i'll leave you with the words of clint himself. because they say something about our army and they say something about america, they say something about our spirit, which iwill never be broken. we weren't going to be beat that
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
'll be on set with us. >> he's going to be joining us and then we'll tell you a wonderful valentine's day tale, a couple married 82 years. get the secret of their success. >> good for them. meanwhile "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> happening now, in "the newsroom." >> hey you! come here! [ gunfire ]. >> breaking overnight a new twist in the manhunt for christopher dorner. >> the reports earlier that a body was found inside were unconfirmed. >> reporter: the accused cop killer burying himself in this cabin set ablaze. this morning, charred remains of a body have been found inside. >>> from the shoot-out inleka ic california to the state of our union. >> gabby give fords deserves a vote, the families of newtown deserve a vote, the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> the plead from the president for congress to vote on tougher gun laws. >>> watergate, marco rubio and the bottle. did that really just happen? and beyonce's new film, "life is but a dream." >> people see celebrities and they have money and fame, but i'm a human being. i cry. i get scared. i get nervous, jus
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
's emergency broadcast systems. just as they used to do with far simpler traffic signs. the zombie debate in canada's house had members laughing. but, wait, zombie apocalypse training has been canceled. the new scenario will simulate flooding. flooding? yep. all the joshing about zombies had quebec's government worried the training exercise would lose its serious focus. >> under the leadership of this prime minister, canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >> here here. >> reporter: canada has nothing to fear. as one guy posted on gawker, zombies are allergic to maple syrup. jeanne moos -- >> to the zombie apocalypse. >> reporter: -- cnn -- >> canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever. >> here here. >> reporter: new york. >> that's so silly. that's it for me. i'm suzanne malveaux. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin. >>> happy friday. i woke up in mobile, alabama, talking to cruise ship passengers and right now i am back at cnn world headquarters in atlanta because if you watch the show enough you know i am a space geek and we are minutes away fro
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Feb 2, 2013 9:00am PST
had just been to an inaugural. we have a responsibility to see a stop to this, and all of us are responsible. >> reporter: it was a day of mourning at king college prep high school where she attended. students spent the day with their parents and grief counselors trying to process her death and the toll gun violence is taking on their city. >> it's too much. every other day you're hearing shootings and killings, and now what's happening is more parents are burying their children and it needs to stop. >> reporter: ted rowlands, cnn, chicago. >> a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in that case. >>> "cnn newsroom" continues now with miguel marquez in for fredricka. miguel, off to you. >> thank you very much, randi. good to see you. >>> it's 12:00 p.m. on the east, 9:00 a.m. out on the west coast. i'm miguel marquez in for fredricka whitfield. thanks for joining us. >>> we begin in alabama where we're expecting any moment now a news conference on the tense five-day standoff outside an underground bunker. holed up inside is a terrified 5-year-old boy a
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